Stocks mixed but tech strength mounts

Stocks (^DJI^GSPC^IXIC) are mixed at the midday mark, with the tech (XLK) and materials (XLB) sectors the most in the green, while the real estate (XLRE) sector is the most in the red. Keith Bliss of Cuttone & Co. joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance’s Pras Subramanian and Kevin Mahn, CIO at Hennion & Walsh Asset Management.

Today, we discuss:

  • Newspaper industry teams up against Google and Facebook
  • Big banks to kick off earnings season
  • Saudi Aramco CEO: oil supply is ‘worrying’
  • Inside the emerging markets trade
  • Outlook for biotech
  • Best Buy shares drop on news of Amazon’s Geek Squad competitor
  • Prince finally gets a Youtube channel (posthumously)